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Can i install a graphics card in a hp 260-a010 desktop

Q: Can i install a graphics card in a hp 260-a010 desktop

Hello i just want to know if i could in any way install a graphics card in my mini tower or my hp(260-a010) desktop cause i cant find any ports in the computer that could be able to connect to a gpu. Also i just got in to gaming, my friends told me this model was a good pc to start off with light gaming and i what to push in to another games but the stock gpu is holding me back plz i need anyones help.

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I opened up my case but there doesnt seem to be a place to install a new GPU. I have integrated graphics, but they're not exactly great. Was wondering if I'm just missing something or if I truly just can't upgrade.

A:New HP 510-a010 owner...Any way to upgrade graphics card?

Hi: I agree with you. I took a look at the motherboard illustration, and I do not see any kind of expansion slots available for add on graphics, or any other PCIe card. The only upgrades that can be done appear to be to increase the memory if you don't already have 2 x 8 GB installed.

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HELP!  I am attempting to upgrade my graphics card to my HP Desktop P7-1280t CTO but I am not having any success in getting the CPU to boot and recognize the hardware.  Is there an option in BIOS settings I need to change to get my system to boot with the new hardware?  I have attempted to install the three following, the first two of which were listed on HP's list of configurable options for my specific system when I purchased it in 2012:  1. Radeon HD 7570 (2 GB) - Won't boot to initial HP blue splash/setup screen - screen goes to sleep due to no available source2. Radeon HD 7450 (1 GB) (got the HP-specific version!) - Won't boot to initial HP blue splash/setup screen - screen goes to sleep due to no available source3. GeForce GT 730, (2GB) GDDR5 - Boots to initial HP blue splash/set-up screen and stops - does not respond to any other options from this point. All drivers are current and HP has not released any updates to the BIOS since 2012.  System information: Microsoft Windows 10 Home - Version   10.0.10586 Build 10586x64-based PCIntel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHzBIOS Version/Date           AMI 7.16, 10/5/2011SMBIOS Version                2.6Embedded Controller Version     255.255BIOS Mode          LegacyB... Read more

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The HP website claims the 510-a010 has 5.1 channel audio.  I have a logitech z506 system properly connected to the 3 jacks in the rear panel.  All I can get is stereo.  I think I need to reconfigure the back panel jacks but do not know how. Have tried several drivers - current version is, but all drivers on HP site have same issue. Any ideas?  Thanks The following text is from the HP spec page for this model. Audio Codec: ALC3863-CGHigh Definition (Azalia) 5.1 channel audio supportAudio jack presence detection

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I just bought this 2 days ago. The only changes I've made are recommended upgrades by HP, Windows, and installed Vipre. After uninstalling McAfee, I restarted, as required--except it's been stuck in "Restarting" for 3 hours. I read reviews on this machine after I bought it, and am wondering should I just take it back?

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I've completed a new custom build, but have had problems with BSOD from the beginning with any installation of Intel Graphics drivers or the installation of any graphics card.

When I first completed the build, the XFX-7950 Black was installed. I booted to BIOS without issue, but when I inserted the Windows 7 (64 bit) it would boot through the windows logo screen but immediately BSOD right after going to the first install screen.

I removed the graphics card, and was able to complete the full Windows install without issue. I updated Windows and the drivers on the system but as soon as I installed the Intel 3000 Graphics driver, it would BSOD on every restart. I recovered back prior to the Graphics driver install and installed all other drivers. I updated the BIOS to the latest version.

I have reattempted the XFX 7950 multiple times in different slots, but with the same results. I also attempted my Radeon HD 4550 from my old computer but it gave the same results. It always boots through the Windows logo screen, but BSOD within a few seconds of reaching the password screen.

I broke down and installed Driver Whiz, which did detect multiple outdated drivers that I had not caught, but none of these fix the issues.

I've attached the requested zip. I don't think all BSOD's are showing up, as I've had to use recovery points after installed drivers didn't work. The last .dmp on 19 JUL was a Intel Graphics driver install attempt that I pulled off in safe mod... Read more

A:BSOD with install of Intel Graphics driver or install of graphics card

I recommend for future reference never to use driver discovery software like Driver Whiz. They have a propensity to install erroneous, buggy and/or outdated drivers. Finding drivers for your hardware should always be done manually.

Anyways, while I don't see any specific pattern for the crashes, I do see at least some of them are during disk I/O. That's when I immediately got suspicious of your Crucial SSD. If you have not already, the very first thing you should do when installing an SSD into a PC is to update your SSD's firmware, followed by your BIOS and any chipset/disk controller drivers. This is necessary as initial SSD firmware often has a habit of causing issues, which frequently is resolved when updating it.

If that all doesn't work, then it's time for some other hardware tests. Start with 7 passes of Memtest86+, followed by Torture Test on Blend for 9+ hours with Prime95. If those don't turn up anything, then replace either your motherboard (most likely culprit) or your SSD drive.

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My graphics display suddenly stopped for my computer. My PC is not even recognising my monitor, I tested my monitor with some other PC's and it is working properly. I though graphics card not working.??

But since my existing graphics card is gone and there is no on board graphics card on my PC I am not able to uninstall existing graphics card and install new one.

Could some one please suggest me what to do in this situation to see some thing in monitor so that in can start doing Uninstall/Installtions.?

Thank you very much for your replies in advance. I really apprecite it.


A:How to install graphics card when the existing graphics card in not working.

You could always stick the new one in and boot up in safe mode. Then proceed to uninstall all the remnant drivers. That *shouldn't* cause any problems, but it may be choppy when you boot up.(I've had this happen before, swapping a Riva TNT2 for a GF6600).

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I recently purchased an Acer Veriton (M498G) desktop which has an i5-650 processor, Windows 7 Pro (64 bit) and Intel HD Graphics listed as the video card. I also purchased a PNY nVIDIA Quadro FX 380 PCI-E card for improved picture editing and home video viewing and editing. I have already replaced the original 300 wattt power supply to a 430 watt Antec Truepower I had on hand and boosted the RAM to 8 gigs from the original 4.

Question 1) Am I getting any improvement in visual quality or system speed with the Quadro or is it a waste of money and I should just save up to buy a bigger video card? This card was on sale for $115.

If I am getting improvement then I need to ask another question.

Question 2) Instructions for the Quadro installation are as follows...

1--Uninstall the existing VGA driver.
-Remove the existing Display Driver via "Add or Remove Porgrams".
-Shut down your computer.

2--Remove your Existing Graphics Board (or Disable Integrated 3D Graphics Controller).

skipping instructions on how to remove existing graphics board

-Systems with integrated (also know as on-board) 3D graphics may require you to disable the integrated 3D graphics system. Consult the owners or vendor manual that came with your PC on how to properly do this.

So how do I disable the onboard? just uninstall the driver? The only driver I can find on the uninstall menu is "Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver" does this sound correct? I did find the option in BIOS and ... Read more

A:how to disable Intel HD Graphics to install PCI-E graphics card

It's likely to be an improvement, but check it and see.
Onboard graphics are disabled in the BIOS (Try looking under "Integrated Peripherals" or something similar.
You probably don't need to do this, but it's nice to know how.

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I use Bumptop, at 1920x1080, and every day for the past 2 or 3 years I've been using it, everything is fine. GPU works at about 20% From a gadget monitor. Today I woke up to a very slow, skipping seconds on you tube, slow computer. Looking around my graphics card is 100%.

Looked through task manager, nothing out of the ordinary. I closed Bumptop and my GPU goes to 0% and everything is ok again. This doesn't make sense. I use this every day fr years straight and now my GPU is going nuts just trying to run it.

I'm looking for idea's on what it could possibly be that is making it run at 100% all the sudden. I know it's bumptop but why out of no where when not a thing has changed?

Graphics card - Radeon HD 6990
Computer, 6 cores 3Ghz.
RAM- 8 Gigs

A:Graphics Card at 100% on desktop?

my guess is something else has changed and causing it to use 100 percent of the gpu.
you could try removing it and reinstalling it.
also if there was a recent video card driver update that could be triggering it

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Hi, I hope I didn't screw up by putting a thread in the wrong place on my first post.

Anyhow, I'm looking for a new graphics card to replace my old nvidia 9600 GS.


HP Pavillion m9500z
Monitor: HP w2338h
OS: Windows 7 64 bit, home premium. (Build 7600)
Processor: AMD II X4 920
Main board: MSI: MS-7548 (PCI-Express)

If you need any more info, just ask

Games I play daily: Team fortress 2 / other games running on Source.

I've been looking at XFX Radeon 4890 1GB, or XFX Radeon 5770, but I don't know which one will actually be better than my current card. My budget is under $220, thanks in advance!

A:Looking for a new graphics card for my desktop

I would tend toward a 5770 or a 5850. Both are good, and under the budget- performance is not far off on each.

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With a limited budget in mind. No gaming.

With many of the retail stores offering brand name desktop computers for good prices I notice that none have a dedicated graphics card - all are integrated.

Is a dedicated graphics card needed and why or why not?

This one is $445.00 at St*ples.

HP Pavilion p6610f Desktop PC AMD Athlon? II 635 Quad-Core Processor (2.9GHz)
4GB installed memory
750GB hard drive

A:New Desktop. Why get a graphics card?

If the intended use is just for surfing the web, email, word processing, etc... then a computer with built-in video is all that is needed. If you think you may want to do gaming in the future you could add a dedicated graphics card then, provided the rest of the computer is up to it. If you check the mfr specs you'll see that there are PCIE slots available for a dedicated graphics card to be added.

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I'm replacing my NVidia GTX750Ti card (it has a problem) with an NVidia GTX1050Ti. This is a Win10 x64 system.
I downloaded the latest drivers for the card. It used to be said that one should uninstall the old driver first then install card, boot up, and install new drivers. I don't know if this sequence is still needed.

If I don't uninstall the old drivers first - When I install the new graphics card and do the first boot up, it would be loading the old (incorrect) drivers. Is this a concern?

My computer also has on-board graphics (HD4000, I think) so I could boot to that first if I change the BIOS settings to use on-board first. But hen I don't think I can install NVidia drivers since the new card won't be active.

Not sure how to proceed. Thanks for you help.

A:What is best way to install new Graphics card (driver and card)?

What I would do is right click on the old video card in device manger, select uninstall and make sure the box to uninstall drivers is checked. Uninstall the card and the drivers in device manager, shut down the computer. When you shut down the computer, make sure to hold down the shift key when you click shut down so it does a complete shutdown and not a hybrid fast-startup shutdown. Install the new video card and boot up.

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Hi guys,
Some time ago I purchased a Asus Nvidia GeForce GT 630 Graphics Card and immediately after installing it I encountered BSOD issues. I tried the numerous guides on how to potentially sort this online (uninstalling and reinstalling Nvidia programs/drivers in certain orders) but never fixed the problem. Sadly I lost the box and receipt, so it's now a paperweight.

Now, I decided to cut my losses and try a completely different card in the hope that the problem would no longer happen. Not wanting to use Nvidia again I opted for the Sapphire Radeon R7 250.

All was well for the first day, however I then got a BSOD. Sadly this has now continued time after time.

I tried getting Display Driver Uninstaller and uninstalling all the drivers that it allowed me to. I am currently running the PC with no graphics card driver (as far as I can tell) and I just have the basic look to my Windows 7. I came home today and once again I have had a BSOD.

My reason for wanting a new graphics card is that I'm running a dual monitor setup, when I'm on the on-board graphics card with a single monitor there are no issues at all.

Any help is hugely appreciated, thank you in advance!

A:BSOD after graphics card install (second card!)

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I recently received a new Gateway SX2380 SFF (small form factor) desktop unit. I use two monitors VGA for the extended desktop and I have contacted Gateway and others, including graphic card vendors and manufacturers to find out if there is a small form factor video card that has two VGA ports. Gateway could not or would not help and I have gotten nothing of use from other sources.

Please help and thank you.

A:Graphics Card with 2 vga ports for sff desktop

What type of card?

Have you checked newegg or the site of your choice?

Having said that, you likely won't find anything, not new anyway. All new cards have had at least one DVI or HDMI port for ages now. Check out your local PC shops for used hardware (or ebay).

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Does the HP Pavilion 550-A14Ld Desktop have a replaceable graphics card? I keep on hearing it has an integrated graphics card, but the item I am shopping for is this model, and it has 4GB of dedicated graphics memory with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics and an AMD A8-6410 processor, 8GB Memory, and a 1TB HDD with Windows 8.1. So, is this model with the specifications I listed able to have its graphics card replaced?

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I currently have a desktop computer that I bought from Best Buy a few years ago. I'll write in this post of my desktop's specifications, but more information of specifications and details on the computer can be found here: http://support.hp.com/ca-en/document/c04119478

Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50 GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.5 GHz
Memory: 12,228MB RAM (12 GB) DDR3
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 645 with 2GB GDDR5 dedicated memory
Hard drive: 2TB Hard drive, 128GB SSD
Power Supply: 600W (100V-240V)

As of now, I would like to upgrade my computer: mainly the graphics card since the NVIDIA GeForce 645 doesn't seem to be "good" enough for me. I can run most games just fine, but some games such as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Rise of the Tomb Raider seem to be struggling in the FPS section, so I would like to ask you which graphics card should I upgrade to.

I understand that upgrading the graphics card might not be the only thing I need to upgrade. That is why I'm here asking for help from people with much more experience than I have! If there is any more information you need, please ask.

I've looked online for graphics cards, but there is way too many to choose from and I don't even know which one would be best fitting for my desktop. Keep in mind that I have zero experience with building computers and computer parts in general. I don't really want anything too expensive, but somethin... Read more

A:Upgrading desktop graphics card

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So I am deciding to upgrade my video card to a GTX 960 from a GTX 645. My question is if I can upgrade in the first place (I am not the most ideal for these kind of situations). The exact specs of my computer is listed here: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04337197 . The exact information of my video card is shown here: http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-960/specifications .  Please help I am dying for a response

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Hey I am completely new to these forums and completely new to windows vista. I am running my computer by using a 37" LCD TV as a computer screen and have been having some display problems with my graphics card displaying my desktop on it. When I first ran my computer I noticed that the desktop didn't completely fit the dimensions of the TV leaving about an in of black space around the perimeter of the TV. I soon fixed this problem by going to NVIDIA Control Panel -> Resize HDTV Desktop and selecting "do not resize my desktop". This at first seemed solved the problem. However I soon realized that every time I turned off the computer the screen would resize. Now how do I set it so my computer automatically does not resize my desktop on boot it is a real pain having to open and change that menu setting every time I start my computer.

A:Graphics Card Keeps Resizing Desktop

what type of graphics card are you using and secondly what type of tv are you using and how are you connecting them. ie d-sub, DVI, HDMI?

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The display coming from my HP ENVY Desktop 750-114 is terrible. Colors are flat and washed out looking. I'm using an HP V242h monitor. I hooked the monitor up to a different computer and it does fine, colors look bright and not washed out, so my conclusion is it must be the graphics card in the HP ENVY.  My question: we feel fairly confident we can change out the card, if we know which one is best to get. We have a 9 year old who is into gaming (though being so young, he's not a big time gamer -- YET). What card can we get that will make his gaming experience better, and my our pictures, etc. better? Thanks in advance! 

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Hi all,for better graphical performance, i wanted to install a PCIe graphic card  (Zotac geoforce GT610) to my ThinkCentre M90p Destktop. I tried to install drivers but failed, message was "No compatible hardware found".I supect, the graphic card is not compatible to my system. On Lenovo's homepage there is an Option Compatility Matrix  https://support.lenovo.com/at/de/documents/um006391but I failed in opening the related .xlsx file ("too many different cell formats"). Is there any whitelist of compatible graphic cards in .xls format or .pdf ?? Any other ideas?? Plese help!My OS is Win7 Pro x64 

A:Graphics Card for M90P Desktop

Generally it will fail POST if the card is not compatible.   Are you certain it is installed all the way into the slot?  Perhaps reseat it.  

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I bought this pc back in april and the past week the graphics when I play my online game all the color is gray for a few seconds.  I contacted Lenevo and they say that it probably cant handle the graphics of the game? 

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I am planning to go for a PCI Express graphics card for desktop (Core i7 6th gen) and I would prefer either Nvidia or ATI. Purely for gaming purpose. I play a lot of games with high fps, like, Need For Speed, FIFA, and first person shooters.Budget: within 10000/- INR.Please suggest one for me.

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 Hey guys I have this HP desktop tower http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c03359137 and was looking into upgrading it's graphics card to something likehttps://www.mwave.com.au/product/msi-geforce-gtx-1060-gaming-x-6gb-video-card-ab84670#detailTabs=tab... i'd probably need to buy a power supply also with ithttps://www.mwave.com.au/product/thermaltake-tr2-s-trs550ah2nk-550w-80plus-atx-power-supply-ab80326 could you guys advise me if this would work, or what other options would be better in getting a newer graphics card put into my HP desktop and how i would go about upgrading my current desktops graphics card and what is compatible with it in terms of like BIOS or Motherboard, I'm kinda not so tech savvy in this area, thanks for your time. 

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ok, so a few weeks ago, i had 1 or 2 bsods, can't remember exactly, but basically in another thread, i was told if it doesnt happen often, dont worry about it/if it happens once, ignore it.

after that i installed a new cpu, amd FX-8350. i think i only had one bsod after that new cpu, and that was with my old graphics card, right before i went to install the new graphics card.

i installed the new card, booted up, installed the latest driver from amd's website, rebooted, that's when the first BSOD happened on the new card. after that, the card and computer have run fine for the past 2 days. up until just now, i just had 2 bsod's back to back. but now the computer seems to be running fine.

can someone help me figure out what it is. im willing to re-install the old graphics card if i have to, but i'd rather not install the old cpu as well. i need to figure this out soon so i can find out if i have to RMA this card with newegg or not.


A:BSOD's before and after new graphics card install and new cpu install

Did you uninstall the old graphics card drivers, before installing the new ones ? Personally with a GPU and CPU change and a few bsod's I would opt for a fresh installation of Win but that's my personal opinion

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Hi, I bought a graphics card a while ago to install in my PC, however it was many times larger than my old one and it took up a lot more space in the case (not that there was much space to begin with anyways). Because of this, my computer kept warming up way more than it used to, and by the time I had noticed this, it was too late for me to return it. So now I'm stuck with a graphics card sitting in my closet and I would like to put it to use. I was wondering if there was any way that I could connect it externally or if I would have to buy a whole new computer case and build a computer from scratch in order to use it. I appreciate you taking time out of your day to read this, and I  patiently await a response.

A:Is it possible to connect a graphics card to my desktop exte...

 Greetings, No. The graphics card is designed to connect to a PCIe x16 slot on the motherboard. Yes, you would have to purchase a new PC in which the card will fit or build a PC using a larger mid tower or full tower case.. Cheers!

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Hello there.
I have an issue with my desktop PC and its graphics card. I noticed my games and 3D modelling programs were suddenly performing a lot more sluggishly than usual. I checked in the device manager and found my normal card which is a "Nvidia Ge Force GT 740" but there is another also displaying in the menu alongside it. The second is called "Microsoft basic display adapter" which I have never seen displayed in there before.
I tried to access the Nvidia control panel on my system to check the settings but it states the error message "you are not currently using a display attached to an Nvidia GPU". I have tried removing the Nvidia graphics card drivers in order to reinstall them but my PC instantly blue screens and crashes if I attempt this.
I am able to uninstall the Microsoft display adapter but it returns as soon as I reboot the PC.
Totally stuck so any help would be appreciated, thank you.

A:Desktop picking up wrong graphics card


Sounds like the issue that is in Win 7.. One solution with that was,if memory serves me..was to stop windows updates and re-install the drivers for your 740 vid card. It seems that windows overrides Nvidia's drivers..

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Hi guys, long time reader, first time poster

I have the ATI radeon HD 2400 pro Display adapter and its worked fine for a couple of years now. But lately I started using the extended desktop feature, my main moniter is hooked up with the standard blue cable, and the new moniter is hooked up with a DVI cable, you see, the new moniter is actually a large LCD that doubles as a moniter, I like using it for watching videos because it is bigger and better looking (I use windows media player for this and watch AVI's) But every so often both screens will go black and the last half second or so of audio will loop, when my computer does this it stops responding to ANYTHING and I have to cut the power. And to clear up a couple of common problems, no I do not mess with display settings while using the extended desktop or watching the videos, and yes I have a full suite of antivirus/spyware software

BTW these videos needed the FFD show Audio & Video decoders to run, so I installed them, This could be any number of problems, including a problem with WMP, but the reason I think its a graphics card issue is because ive never had any problems until I extended my desktop
I googled as many things as I can think of, but all the results are cluttered with people whining "How do I extend a desktop" so you guys are my last hope before I have to *gasp* contact ATI! and we all know that will get me nowhere

Thanks for your time

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Hey guys, i'm new to this forum and i have a question about my mobo compatibility because i bought one graphics card r9 270 to edit videos, play games etc but it didn't work, my mobo start and everything but it don't initialize or do bips, and don't show image both onboard and offboard, i do clear cmos but it din't worked too ( updated the BIOS either) My pc is thinkcentre m81 desktop with i5 2400, 6gb ram, 500hdm win 7 ultimate with psu c3tech dsa500veSomeone can help me ?PC : https://support.lenovo.com/br/pt/solutions/pd013522

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Hi, I'm looking to upgrade graphics card from K4000 to GTX 1080. All power connectors available appear to be 6 pin, although there also appears to be an 8-pin with a x2 6-pin splitter coming off it ( 1 of whoch goes into K4000). The new GTX 1080 needs an 8-pin+6-pin. If i take the splitter off the 8-pin and use one of the other free 6-pin cables, will this be ok to power the GTX card? Any help would be appreciate before i splash out! Thanks.

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I have been given a HP Desktop - 260-a111na as a present and i am wondering if i can fit a low profile graphics card in it? and if so what cards are best for this model? i dont require anything to fancy just some thing that will allow me to run ps4 remote play on medium settings.

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Hi,I have just bought a HP 280 G2 MT Desktop having specs as-Core i3 6100,4GB RAM, Windows 7 Pro. I have also added 4gb of RAM. Now,is it possible ,in the future to upgrade the PSU and graphics card in the system? What would a decent PSU and Graphics upgrade for the said machine? Would I have to reinstall/clean install the OS? Please share your opinions

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I havne't upgraded my PC in any way before, but I do a fair bit of gaming on it and I was wondering if it's possible to upgrade the standard Intel HD Intergrated graphics it comes with to something better. The specs are in this link, could you please let me know which graphics cards would be compatible with it (if any) and what else I would be required to get to enable it to work, e.g. maybe an upgraded power supply. Thanks!

A:Can my HP 110-050ea Desktop PC support a graphics card?

Hi, As you can see, it does not have any slot for you to install a video card. It only uses Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD Integrated graphics which is soldered to the motherboard as on the motherboard specs:        http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c03728581   Regards.

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I got this alienware corp desktop pc today when i turn her on everything kicks in fine but i get no video and no beeps at all . when i open her up i see it haves a Geforce 8500gt ddr2 512mg pcie now the fan on the Graphics Card is working so im a lil confused here i figure tha if it was the Graphics Card the one with the problem the fan would not be working ? But i never dealt with something like this before so thats why i come here for some help .

Thanks for any help in advanced

A:Not getting no video on my desktop but my graphics card fan still running?

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I am looking to purchase a HP Desktop PC ProDesk 400 G3 but want to upgrade the graphics ability with a Saphire Radeon 5830 or something similar.  Not sure if this SFF will allow a full size card to be installed, and, I will need a double 6 pin power plug for this card and not sure if this desktop PSU has a double 6 pin plug free to use for this purpose.  Will appreciate any insight to this...doesn't have to be this particular card (although I have a brand new one sitting here unused) so would look to any advice on fairly inexpensive graphic card choice (under $100 would be good) and that would provide me with HDMI or DVI...need to drive a new 34 inch monitor and would like to stream Netflix or other cable content.  thanks for any help you can provide on this one...

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I have an HP Pavilion HPE h8-1050 Desktop PC (released in 2011), which has an AMD Radeon HD 6850 graphics card. I am wondering if it is possible to upgrade this card to one that would be 4k compatible. I am wanting to upgrade to a 4k TV/monitor for use with this desktop. Can you recommend a 4K card that would be compatible with this HP PC? Any idea/suggestions? 

A:4K graphics card for my HP Pavilion h8-1050 Desktop PC?

@tjohnst, welcome to the forum. All newer high resolution video cards require UEFI in the motherboard instead of a Legacy/standar BIOS.  HP didn't begin using UEFI until mid-October, 2012.  The BIOS in your motherboard can't be upgraded to UEFI.  I suggest that you choose a manufacturer and contact their Tech Support for help with choosing the best card for your system.  They are the experts on their products.  I don't want to recommend a care because it is very difficult to know which newer cards will work in older computers.  The retailer will pay shipping to you, but you pay to return a card that doesn't work. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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Hi,  Please recommend a graphics card for a Lenovo S500 desktop? Thank you

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Hi,  Please recommend a graphics card for a Lenovo S500 desktop? Thank you

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so today I took out my old GTX 520 and replaced it with my ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series, Everything works great, BUT when i try and right click on my desktop, it loads for about a minute then fails to do anything. If anyone could help me fix this that would be great, everything else works great but that.

A:CPU Freeze right clicking on desktop, new graphics card

Did you uninstall the GTX 520 video driver when you took it out ? If not then the right click Shell Extension for it might be the cause.

Also, look at this post:
Right Click Menu Lag on my pc

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Shopping for a new card?

These days, there are so many graphics card models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different configurations. Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various desktop GPUs in the market as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete.
Currently covering 364 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare 18 different specifications for each and every card. We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly, so do check back for the latest updates.
To make it easy to compare the specifications, we split it up into three sections for your convenience. Just click on Split List to access them. However, if you prefer to compare all the graphics cards for each company in a single table, we also have a single list which can be accessed by clicking on Full List. Just click on the company and the type of list you prefer.
Tech ARP - Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 15.3

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Thanks for the link Norm.

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I wish to upgrade my current graphics card (GeForce 310 512MB).
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 @ 2.5 Ghz
6 GB DDR3 RAM (soon to be 8 GB)
EVGA 430w 80plus PSU
Can anyone give me suggestions relative to what the system can support. Thnx.

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Hello there, I've already put a post up with Microsoft and with NVIDIDA, so I am now going to try my luck with guys. I'll try to explain what has happened so far. I have an HP Z400 Desktop PC equipped with a NVDIDA Quadro 380 FX GPU. Recently, I did a clean install of Windows 10 before the free upgrade offer was over. It has been working great, except for when I play The Sims 4. I used to play the Sims on Windows 7 with the same set up and never had an issues or bluescreens. I have tried to update the driver with the latest release. I have also rolled back. After 5-10 minutes of running the Sims, it crashes with a VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (nvlddmkm.sys) and sometimes KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (nvlddmkm.sys).The game runs excellent until the blue screen. No stalls, weird colours, etc. I had no issue running it with Windows 7.My PC works great until I open the game. All other applications run smoothly (web, word processing).Microsoft forums suggested updating the BIOS, chipset and any other major drivers. I would like to have someone's opinion from here before I proceed.  Thanks for any insight you can provide!

A:Z400 Desktop - NVIDIA Graphics Card BSOD after Win 10

@Samantha24?, welcome to the forum. I have had symptoms very similar to those you are experiencing when gaming.  The solution to my problems was installing all of the patches that I found for the games.  Also, games place a lot of stress on the video card. The fact that you were able to play the games without any problems with Win 7 and are having problems with Win 10 is not surprising.  Win 10 is a complete different operating system.  It is not even close to Win 7.  Remember, Win 8 and 8.1 have been released since Win 7.  You should run HP and Windows Updates to assure the software and drivers are up to date.

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This is the graphics card I want to get will it work.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IDG3PRI/ref=twister_B00Q5W5BUQ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

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I have a new Erazer X315 Desktop computer. The graphics card is an AMD Radeon R9 360 2GB. I bought the computer because I wanted to run software that was supposedly compatible with the R9 360. Unfortuantely the software won't recognize the card and the software manufacturer now says, sorry our software is not compatible with that card. My question is, can I use a different graphics card in that computer. I had a chat session with someone, not in technical support, who says I can only use an R9 series card. My question is, is that right? And if so why? Doesn't the computer have a pci bus (the lenovo solution center snapshot says the network card is pci-E)? Why wouldn't a different graphics card work in the Erazer when most computers can use any card?  When the software manufacturer was trying to help me they asked me to run a 2 line script:regsvr32 atimpenc.dllregsvr32 atixcode.dllIt produced errors, can't file the files. That's when they said the card is not compatible with the software.  What are the implications of that? Most graphics cards would use those dll's but R9 doesn't? Are they part of an api? Does it have implications for using a different card in the computer?   Thanks, Mike

A:Erazer X315 Desktop graphics card question

Hi Mike,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding GPU for your Erazer X315
Yes, other GPUs are supported with this system like Nvidia's Geforce GTX 760, Geforce GTX 750, Geforce GTX 745 which are tested from Lenovo for this system. Also for more FRU lists please check HMM, page 39
And this system does have following expansion slots: source

Slot 1: half-length, full-height, PCIe x16 (Version 3.0)
Slot 2: half-length, full-height, PCIe x1 (Version 2.0)*
Slot 3: half-length, full-height, PCIe x1 (Version 2.0)

I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
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Hi All, I have a query and would very much appreciate some advice. I am using a Lenovo Edge 72 Desktop (Thinkcentre) Type 3484 Model 3484JEG running Windows 7 64bit pro. The original graphics card has a max resolution of 1920x1080 but I would now like to run a monitor with a resolution of 2560x1440. Could anyone please recommend a compatible graphics card that can output with that specific resolution? The following card can work with that resolution but I have no way of knowing if it is compatible with the pc?https://www.custompcparts.ie/video/graphics-cards/gigabyte-gv-n730-2gi-geforce-gt-730-2gb-gddr3.irel... Thanks in advance for your help.. 

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